The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 102 100 81
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.44% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.26% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £306 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +11.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £260 £250
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.75 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -6.59%
3rd Line Support
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1690 1560 1235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.20% 93.92% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 982 606
Average daily rate £355 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 60 80
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.10 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £29.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the West Yorkshire region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the West Yorkshire region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -10 6 £275 -10.20% 3
Wakefield - 2 £225 -
Bradford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
3rd Line Support
Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited 3rd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Support in their job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) VMware
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 5 (31.25%) SAN
8 4 (25.00%) NetApp
8 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (25.00%) SQL
9 3 (18.75%) VPN
9 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
9 3 (18.75%) vSphere
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
10 2 (12.50%) SCCM
10 2 (12.50%) NHS
10 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 2 (12.50%) Security Management
10 2 (12.50%) Dell
10 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 2 (12.50%) HND
10 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (12.50%) Incident Management

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited 3rd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Ant
1 1 (6.25%) PVCS
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Security Management
1 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) HND
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) MCTS
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk
5 1 (6.25%) Sun
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco